The Street Kids

byPier Paolo PasoliniTranslated byAnn Goldstein

Paperback | September 9, 2016

The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini
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The Street Kids is the most important novel by Italy's preeminent late-20th Century author and intellectual, Pier Paolo Pasolini. A powerful, groundbreaking contemporary classic, The Street Kids is now available in a new translation by Ann Goldstein, translator of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels. Set in Rome during the post-war years, the Rome of the borgate," outlying neighborhoods beset by poverty and deprivation, The Street Kids tells the story of a group of adolescents belonging to the urban underclass. Living hand-to-mouth, Riccetto and his friends eek out an existence doing odd jobs, committing petty crimes and prostituting themselves. Rooted in the neorealist movement of the 1950s, The Street Kids is a tender, heart-rending tribute to an entire social class in danger of being forgotten. Pasolini's novel was heavily censored, criticized by professional critics, and lambasted by much of the general public upon its publication. But its undeniable force and vitality eventually led to it being universally acknowledged as a masterpiece."
Pier Paolo Pasoliniwas born in 1922. He was an Italian film director, poet, writer, and intellectual. Throughout his life he exhibited extraordinary cultural versatility and became a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial, since his death in 1975, Pasolini has come to be seen as a visionary thi...
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Title:The Street KidsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.7 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 8.3 X 5.4 X 0.7 inPublished:September 9, 2016Publisher:Europa EditionsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1609453085

ISBN - 13:9781609453084

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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